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March 21st, 2012
Citizen Cosponsor will let Facebook users cosponsor legislation in Congress. Via Mashable.

Co-Sponsor A Bill In Congress With A Facebook App

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Facebook isn’t just for avoiding old classmates from high school that you were never friends with to begin with or stalking former flames. Now you can co-sponsor a Congressional bill with just one click one of a mouse. The app is called Citizen Cosponsor and it comes to us via House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. […]

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March 21st, 2012
Promoted Tweets like this could be showing up in your Twitter Stream soon, no matter what device you use to view Twitter. Photo via Twitter.

Twitter Putting More Ads In Your Stream

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It’s been a busy month for the social media company Twitter. First they bought the blogging platform Posterous, today the company celebrated it’s six year anniversary and now they announced that they’re extending their advertising reach. You may have already seen the new ads, but if you haven’t you probably will see it soon. Whether […]

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March 21st, 2012
An Illinois lawmaker is working to ban employers from asking employees to turn over their Facebook login. Photo via Ghacks.

Law In The Works To Ban Employers From Asking For Your Facebook Log-in

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Would you give a perspective employer your Facebook username and password? It was no secret that many companies were running virtual background checks of perspective employees’ social media accounts, but now some firms are taking it a step further. You can set the privacy levels to the max on your social media accounts, but it […]

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March 21st, 2012
Facebook is looking to copy some of Apple's style to boost their profit margins. Photo via Mashable.

Facebook Looks To Copy Apple To Increase Profits

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As they get ready for their IPO, the social media giant Facebook is copying the technology leader Apple, hoping to maximize their profits. But don’t worry, Facebook isn’t trying to create next generation of smart phones or tablets, instead their copying Apple’s business style when it comes to research and development. Apple creates the technology, […]

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March 21st, 2012
There's no one device for social media news consumers. Photo via the Guardian.

There's No One Device For Social Media News

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Even though more and more younger adults are getting their news from social media sources like Facebook and Twitter, there is no one device that users turn to for their news. According to the State Of The Media via Pew Research Center, there’s no one piece of hardware that we turn to for our social […]

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March 21st, 2012
Facebook and Twitter are driving traffic all over the internet, but are they helping it's users become more informed about the news around them?

Social Media Sites Are Driving Traffic, But Not Spreading News

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“If searching for news was the most important development of the last decade, sharing news may be among the most important of the next,” A study from Navigating News Online said. Facebook and Twitter are dominating the intersection of social media and news. But what they’re not doing is connecting the mass public to the […]

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March 19th, 2012
This is what Pinterest looked like Saturday night. Photo via Gigaom.

Pinterst Survives Attack From Spammers

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We all knew that it was going to happen eventually, no social network is safe from the spammers and the guys wearing the black hats. This time it was Pinterest that was under attack from it the spammers and it’s users. It all happened Saturday evening when many people were dressed in green and out […]

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March 19th, 2012
They're business partners, but in this lawsuit Facebook and Yahoo will be on opposite sides of the courtroom.

Yahoo Is Taking Facebook Court

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Yahoo, yeah that portal that was popular in the 90′s is allegedly hoping to get in on Facebook’s IPO later this year and they’re hoping to do it by suing them. It’s reminiscent of similar action they took against Google before their IPO back in 2004, which led to Yahoo taking home a chunk of their […]

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March 16th, 2012
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CNN Dominates Social Media, But Still Can't Take Number One In TV Ratings

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It wasn’t MTV, Nickelodeon or TNT that dominated the social media in February. No people weren’t talking about the latest Jersey Shore mishap, the lovable SpongBob SquarePants or the newest line of drama shows on TNT. People were talking politics and it was CNN that was the most social network last month. CNN had 13 […]

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